One-Ingredient Almond Butter, incredibly simple - all you need is almonds and salt.
I can’t believe I tried almond butter for the first time just last year! It feels like almond butter has been a staple in our kitchen for years now. We were going hiking and bought one of the little packets of almond butter, as I wasn’t ready to commit to a whole jar… We enjoyed it as a hiking snack, and I was blown away. It was so tasty!
Once we got home I knew right away that I just had to make some of my own. I had already made peanut butter and figured it must be a similar process. It was incredibly easy AND the resulting almond butter doesn’t require a pesky plastic container! That’s a win-win for flavor and waste.
This Almond Butter is incredibly easy, creamy, super tasty, and produces zero waste!
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1 - Toast the almonds: You can toast them in the oven (preheated to 350 degrees F) on a lined baking sheet for 5-10 minutes. Or toast them in a skillet on the stovetop for about 3-5 minutes or until they’re golden in color.
Toasting the almonds helps them release their natural oils as you blend them. But be sure to keep a close eye on them! Burnt almonds makes for bitter almond butter.
2 - Blend: Now toss the almonds in your food processor or high-powered blender and blend away! It takes about 20 minutes for the almonds to blend into creamy goodness.
You may have to scrape down the sides of the food processor a couple times. Just be patient and let the food processor work its magic. Keep blending until the almonds become super creamy - it will happen, I promise!
3 - Add sea salt to taste. Enjoy!
Almond Butter: Tips, Tricks, and Tools
Kitchen tools: you will definitely need a good food processor or high-powered blender
Don’t add any oil: You don’t need to add oil. Added oil will decrease the shelf life of your almond butter.
Variations: Feel free to add honey, cinnamon or other spices to change it up. Keep in mind that adding honey may decrease the shelf life.
Storage: I like to store my almond butter in mason jars. Almond butter will keep for several weeks (or longer!) in the fridge.
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One-Ingredient Almond Butter
- 2 cups almonds raw, unsalted
- sea salt to taste, optional
- Roast (optional): Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place almonds on a lined baking sheet and roast for about 5 minutes. Roasting will allow them to release natural oils a bit better.
- Blend: Place almonds in a food processor or blender. Blend for 20 minutes. Don't add any oil, 20 minutes is the magic amount of time for the almonds to release their oils and become smooth, delicious almond butter. Add sea salt to taste and enjoy!
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